Photo: Trumpeter Swans Survey the Landscape

Two swans flying over a lake with trees in the background

SMK Photo/flickr

Our photo of the day comes from Anchorage, Alaska. Trumpeter swans take the cake – stretching 6 feet in length and weighing more than 25 pounds, they are North America's biggest native waterfowl and one of the world's heaviest birds to fly. But despite all that bulk, they are the epitome of grace once they've taken to the air, as you can see in this shot taken by SMK Photo. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to with "photo of the day" in the subject line.